The reading goes: … Perfection is a noble goal but one which is ultimately unattainable. It’s silly to expect perfection in ourselves, and it is damaging to demand perfection from the people we love – our children, our spouses, our friends. It’s better to look for the honest effort, not the perfect job. Jesus knew his followers would make mistakes and even turn against him, yet he never stopped loving them. Like him, we can learn to love imperfect people.

So rather than trying to build the perfect engine, I will seek to build a “good bracket engine”. It will not be as good as Bryon Durham’s, Steve’s, or R-M, which may be close to perfection, but I will still be proud of my engine and I hope it will bring some enjoyment to Barbara and myself without being perfect.